Friday, May 13, 2011

Arabic look

Hey ladies (and guys?)!  These stupid blogger issues put a damper on my plans haha. Well Chique and Glam had suggested that I do an Arabic look and so that's what I decided to do yesterday.  When I think of Arabic, I think of warm purples, golds, turquoises, etc.  So I really wanted to do a look using purple and gold.  Arabic eyeliner is tough.  It's even tougher once you add some false lashes haha.  People always make it look so easy to cover the false lash band... it's not!  I kept hitting the lashes with the liner and stuff haha, it was kinda a mess.  But here's what I came up with (I already posted these on MUG since I couldn't put them up here haha)

whoopsie, you can totally see how they're not close enough to my lashline.  They don't look so bad straight on, but when you look up at them, they definitely look far away  

and my squiggly liner...
What I used:
NYX JEP "Milk"
Inglot shadows: 403 P(a yellow gold)
AMC 71 (cool purple)
AMC 72 (warm purple)
450 P (cranberry pearl color)
395 P mixed with 403 P for highlight
And then I had added a bit of NYX ultra pearl mania in Mink on top of 403 P to make it more shimmery
And of course I needed some NYX "Black" eyeshadow
Bobbi Brown Gel liner "Black Ink" 
Ardell Glamour Lashes in 118

On my lips:
NYX lipstick "Thalia"

All in all I'm pretty pleased with how this turned out!  So thank you so much Chique and Glam for the great suggestion!  I hope Blogger keeps working, it was driving me nuts!!!


  1. holy freakin moly!! love this!! that purple is AMAZING..I wonder if I have it..hmmm.. You look absolutly gorgeous!! This blogger issue was driving me NUTS in the I just did a Taylor swift look..u inspired me to do it..I'll be posting it next week

  2. I've already commented on MUG...this is just SO gorgeous!! OMG, I was going crazy....not having blogger sucked!!

  3. I really, really love this! Amazing!

  4. Those purples are beautiful, I wish we could get Inglot here in the uk :(
    I'm gonna ask google if theres any dupes cos I can't get enough purples recently :D

    Gorgeous look as always, I haven't commented on your blog before but I have been following it since you started and your makeup is awesome.

  5. @Jess: Can't wait to see it! Haha it was your suggestion! I'm sure yours is better than mine was!
    @Dani: thank you! I couldn't like function with it down haha!
    @Meme: thank you so much!
    @Eamonn: thank you! They don't have them there? I thought they did... hmm. I'm a huge purple fan too! Thank you so much, I really appreciate it!

  6. Luv your blog, this arabic look is beautiful. Would luv to invite you to join Makeupbee. You will luv it if you luv makeup!

  7. @Makeupbyti: thank you! I'll check it out because I do love makeup!!!

  8. Hello Sonja,
    Since you did asked at the top of the page "(and guys?)" I will bite the bullet and be one of the few men (from what I can gather) to post a message...
    I have been spending the last hour or so exploring your site. I am only at mid-2001 and I have to say that you are by far the most gifted makeup artist (it is trully art) I ever even thought could be out there..
    As a guy that is constantly surrounded by my fellow "cavemen", it is not always easy to express the less "masculine" side of ourselves..... Unless of course you are very comfortable and confident to let it shine... I am probably right into assuming that your hubby is part of that category !!!! (Of course let's not tell the "guys" about it, so we will remain only a chosen few !!!!)

    You are an exceptionally beautifull woman, outside, but also, and most importantly, inside. I will be exploring the rest of your work in the next couple of days and will surelly complement you sme more.....

    My name is Fran├žois and I can confidently tell you that I have never seen a woman wear purple or green eye makeup as perfectly as you do.... WOW is the only word that can describe it..... (of course the other colors are "easy" after that... lol)..... I hope you and your family are as happy as you obviously can be......